You wouldnt believe the amount of spam comments Ive had to sift through lately. I could make commenting a ‘password’ option that requires registration but I dont like to feel that Im stifling free expression. At the same time, I’m getting tired of comments about herbal viagra, knockoff watches, and foreign pharmacies. I am especially amused with all the remedies for premature ejaculation…not sure why they call it premature, ’cause when youre ready,well… youre ready!
Speaking of things that make everything go a little red around the edges, heres a little something from, as expected, California. Now, I’m not against zoning laws….okay, maybe I am just a little. But when the county sends its pencilpusher to give you notice thats one thing, to have him accompanied by armed goons with attitudes is just begging for trouble. Personally, I feel that if I’ve got fifty acres and want to live in a handbuilt shack thats pretty much my own affair as long as it isnt screwing with the neighbors enjoyment of their own space. These folks, from the sound of it, did bring a bit of it on themsleves by not filing paperwork that they should have but a bad law is a bad law. And even if it isnt a bad law sending a couple armed goons is no way to do business. Why anyone lives in California is beyond me. My greatest fear is that someday I’ll actually have the resources to build my little bunker out in the boonies and some overzealous bureaucrat behind a desk will cut me off at the knees whenever I want to do something.
Watching the news these days is like watching a stick of dynamite sitting atop a lightning rod – its gonna happen, you just arent sure when, but every moment that passes brings it inevitably closer. I suppose I should stop watching the news but that seems incredibly counterproductive. On the other hand, since I’m fairly convinced that we’re on the road to disaster whats the point of following the news….spend my time working on mitigating the effects it’ll have on us. Maybe I’m just a news junkie but I really feel like I need to know whats going on in the world.
Still, I wonder how this economic situation can’t lead to Big Problems.